Stephanitis Stål 1873
Type species: Acanthia pyri Fabricius
Head short, clypeus not surpassing apical half of first antennal segment; cephalic spines present or absent; bucculae open or closed anteriorly; rostral sulcus uninterrupted by a transverse carina; pronotum tricarinate, height of median carina at least 3 times greater than height of lateral carinae; pronotal hood bulbous, extending forward beyond the apex of head, compressed anteriorly in dorsal view; paranotum expanded, oriented subvertically, without marginal row of spines, anterior margin projecting anterad; paranotal basal folds absent; hemelytra with claval area weakly developed, almost entirely covered by posterior margin of pronotum; discoidal area level, not reaching the middle of hemelytra; hypocostal laminae extending to the apex of abdomen (Hurd 1946).
Afrotropical, Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceanian, Oriental, Palearctic (Drake and Ruhoff 1960)
Stephanitis images at the Smithsonian